Mountain Talk Audio: John Cheves on Harry Caudill & the 50th Anniversary of “Night Comes to the Cumberlands”
In this extra-special edition of WMMT’s Mountain Talk, we welcome John Cheeves to the program to discuss the legacy of Letcher County author Harry Caudill on the 50th anniversary of his watershed book Night Comes to the Cumberlands. Cheeves is co-author of a 5-part series on Caudill that ran recently in the Lexington Herald-Leader to mark the anniversary, and in this program he sits down with host Rich Kirby for an hour of discussion, stories, remembrances, and analysis of Caudill’s life, work, and beliefs, in addition to an examination of how Appalachia–the region to which Caudill brought so much national attention–has changed since Night was first published in 1963. Kirby & Cheeves also take listener phone calls in the second half of the program.
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